Our live stream ahead of Wednesday nights Premier League match, Liverpool vs Tottenham is now up and running, kicking off at 20.00 GMT.
You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more…
Liverpool missed the chance to go top of the Premier League last week despite recovering from a woeful first half against Fulham to salvage a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.
Fit-again Alisson kept Liverpool in it during a wretched opening half from the visitors as Jurgen Klopp’s side battled back after the break, with Mohamed Salah forcing home a penalty on 79 minutes. Liverpool are now without a win away from home in five games.
Comfortable victories over Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last two league games at Anfield mean that they have now won 31 of their last 32 such outings, taking a staggering 94 points from the 96 on offer in that time, and scoring 93 goals too.
Spurs only lead Liverpool by goal difference heading into the contest, but both will be looking to bounce back from underwhelming 1-1 draws at the weekend, as Spurs let a 1-0 lead slip in the last 10 minutes away at Palace.
Spurs have already beaten Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal this season, in addition to picking up a good point away to Chelsea and there is a growing belief amongst the supporters that this could be the year they end a 60-year wait to be crowned champions.
The two clubs last met in January, with Liverpool winning 1-0 away from home…
“Only the best [memories]. Met him a few times, text a lot. Very supportive man, great coach, even better human. Very warm personality and a big miss for LFC. A true legend of this club.”
“He would have loved to see our new training ground as you know he was influential in the rebuild and modernising of Melwood. During construction work here we were in contact. He would have loved to have seen it. Tomorrow I am sure our fans will pay tribute.”
“Only two days ago he left with a back spasm. We will see. Today is another session and then we will see.”
On PL meeting this week…
“I’ve said everything about it. Sometimes it feels like I am the only voice for [five subs]. Other people think the same. Journalists are not supportive, you just write what we say, that’s the truth. Some clubs can make the decision.”
“The first vote in the summer was 11-10, so not everyone decided [against it]. I probably don’t have enough subs to make five but it is not about us, but it is not my decision. It’s not done then I still hope for the players.”
“He showed obviously he can comeback, if it was that. Very impressive what he has done at Spurs. The way they play this year is really good. He turned them into a results-machine. Performances, if not at best, they still win, defend collectively. Impressive.”
On title race…
“At the moment it looks like a lot of good teams in the league. That keeps us all together. That is nice for the [neutrals].”
On Spurs threat…
“If we keep [Son and Kane] quiet, they have a lot of others. A proper team with threats. Bergwijn is important to counters. Ndombele needed a bit longer but now 100% there. Lo Celso, Sissoko, Hjobjerg, a proper unit in midfield. It works well.”
On Harry Kane and Son…
“Harry Kane, of course, at all times, you have to make sure he is not involved and with Son it is the same. The relationship they have has clicked properly. A lot of good things to say about Tottenham. We will still try to win the game.”
More on Spurs…
“It is always good when you have good players in your team. Before you get active in the market you should keep these boys and that is what Spurs have been able to do.”
“Naby maybe [back]. Was involved in extended warming up. Another session today, we will make a decision. Others…no. No-one else”
“Naby has no rhythm because of different things that is the truth. Only two days between games doesn’t help. Is he ready? You make that decision. In the rehab process you can’t replace proper football training we don’t have a lot of that.”
“Everyone who knows Naby Keita’s best moments know that wasn’t it at Midtjylland. We step back, it’s not serious but we see. No-one doubts his quality but when you’re injured you need luck it doesn’t happen again. We try to be careful.”
On Spurs development…
“Spurs play real football. Kane drops in a way Firmino has done it. Quick wingers, is difficult [to defend]. A very offensive midfielder in Ndombele then very strong midfielders behind. That is football. Cannot be top with just counter-attacks.”
“We can look at it in two different perspectives. We had one more point than three hours ago but at the same time you play to win three points.
If I look to the game I would split the first half where the feeling is we have to win it, so we lost two points but then comes 30 minutes in the second half where they deserved to get the equaliser and you accept it because it’s fair. Then in the last 15 minutes we could have won it.”
“He was ill but of course not Covid but not one of these flus that keep you in bed for a week. He should be back for Wednesday.”
“My goalkeeper is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, the best in the Premier League period. If I have to blame anyone it’s the team.
“I told the players at half-time the exact opposite of what we did in the second half but that’s because of what they couldn’t do.”
More from Mourinho…
“I want to admit that they couldn’t [try for the second goal]. They didn’t have that capacity. Some of my build-up players didn’t have the accuracy. It’s not that we didn’t, it’s because we couldn’t.”
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Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Bergwijn, Ndombele, Son; Kane
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Mourinho may well favour a similar approach to the recent Chelsea and Arsenal games. Tottenham’s strengths are firmly on the counter and in any case, a draw is not a bad result at all. Spurs will do everything they can to make this a cagey affair and utilise the Kane-Son combination on the break.
Liverpool have had difficulties break sides down on occasion this season and draws with Brighton and Fulham highlight this. Whoever comes out on top, few goals are likely to be scored.
Time to take a look at our Tottenham vs Liverpool live match stream as it happens…